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Toft Group Names COO

Given the integration of technology into all facets of everyday life, the healthcare industry is hardly alone in facing technology-related issues. But these take on increased importance when they impact health, disease diagnosis, treatment and, ultimately, human longevity. Having the right leaders, especially those with vision and transformational skills, to sort through such complex challenges,


CMP Merges with The Frontier Group

CMP, a talent development and transition firm, has merged with Atlanta-based coaching firm The Frontier Group. Frontier, which has a 31-year track record of delivering individual career transition solutions, redeployment solutions and executive coaching, will operate under the CMP brand. Patrick Lynch, Frontier’s president, will stay on post-merger and assume the title of president, CMP Southeast

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Disrupting Recruiting: How Technology is Transforming the Talent Sector

In this latest episode of ‘Talent Talks,’ host Andrew Mitchell is joined by Nick Cromydas, CEO of The Hunt Club, a referral recruiting service that leverages technology and a front-end automation process to help land passive candidates.

Top Gun Ventures Opens Office Denver

Top Gun Ventures Opens Office in Denver

Plano, TX-based executive search firm Top Gun Ventures has opened a new office in Denver with the addition of Laura Marriott as partner. This is the firm’s eighth location. “Laura’s global mobile tech and marketing expertise has placed her at the forefront of today’s digital transformation,” said Peter Donovan, managing partner of Top Gun Ventures. “The challenge and

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GDPR – The Perfect Time to Refresh Your Database

As executive search firms grapple with the complexities of GDPR, many are concerned that the new regulation will mean deleting thousands of records built up over many years. Surely there must be an alternative?

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Three Search Firms Join Forces to Form HealthSearch Partners

Consultants from three executive search firms have joined forces to launch a new search platform, HealthSearch Partners, specializing in identifying and placing transformational, mission-minded CEOs and senior leaders in healthcare systems. “Health system boards now have an even better option than the customary ‘Big Four’ search firms,” said Keith Southerland, board chair, HealthSearch Partners. “Our


7 Characteristics of a Great Recruiter

According to a report by talent consultant Kevin Sheridan, 86 percent of executive search firms feel they are doing a good job recruiting, yet only 60 percent of candidates report having a positive experience during the recruiting process with them. Mr. Sheridan is an internationally-recognized keynote speaker, a New York Times best-selling author and a sought-after voice

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Harris Search Associates and RGC Search Seek President for the University of Puthisastra

The University of Puthisastra (UP) in Cambodia has retained the services of Harris Search Associates and RGC Executive Search to finds its next president. Jeffrey Harris, founder and managing partner of Dublin, OH-based Harris Search, and Anthony Ainsworth, director of Bangkok, Thailand-based RGC Search, are leading the assignment. The organizations are members of IIC Partners,

Turnkey Sports Sean Walker Philadelphia Phillies CTO
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Turnkey Sports Lands CTO for the Philadelphia Phillies

Specialist recruiters Turnkey Sports and Entertainment has placed former Tampa Bay Lightning executive Sean Walker as the Philadelphia Phillies’ new vice president and chief technology officer. “Sean has a proven ability to successfully restructure IT departments from the ground up,” said Dave Buck Phillies’ executive vice president. “We are fortunate to have him on board to take the Phillies to

MCG Partners VP Consulting John Griffith

MCG Partners Names VP of Consulting Services

MCG Partners, a Boston, MA-based talent management and leadership development firm, has expanded with the addition of John Griffith as vice president of consulting services. In his new role, Mr. Griffith is responsible for driving the growth of the organization, a woman-owned, management consultancy specializing in leadership development, executive coaching, talent management, organizational effectiveness, management

NGS Global George Johnson Jonathan Falconer

NGS Global Appoints New Leaders for Japan

Executive search firm NGS Global has added George Johnson and Jonathan Falconer as new managing partners to head its Japanese office in Tokyo. With over 37 years of executive search experience combined, the new leaders will join forces to lead in the development of a broader and deeper level of capabilities within the Japanese market. “We are excited

AMN Healthcare Completes $195 Million in Acquisitions

AMN Healthcare Completes $195 Million in Acquisitions

As demand for talent remains strong, healthcare companies continue to consolidate. But it is more than hospitals that are in the market for acquisitions. Service providers, too, are playing their part in transforming the sector. AMN Healthcare Services, a provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, has completed two acquisitions: MedPartners, a national mid-revenue cycle firm,

CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Cobb Electric
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CarterBaldwin Recruits CEO for Cobb Electric

A variety of non-profit trade associations have turned to executive search firms in recent months to find new leaders. CarterBaldwin Executive Search recently placed Peter Heintzelman as the new president and CEO of Cobb Electric Membership Corp. (Cobb EMC). He replaces Chip Nelson, who is retiring after 45 years with the Marietta, GA-based electric cooperative. Chris Guiney, partner

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Higher Education Leadership Search Seeks Chief Compliance Officer for University of Texas of the Permian Basin

Higher Education Leadership Search has been selected by the University of Texas of the Permian Basin to lead in its search for a chief compliance officer. Consultants Geralyn Franklin and Alan Medders are leading the assignment. The incoming executive will oversee and coordinate university-wide compliance and risk-management activities, ensuring that the school and its employees are complying


N2Growth Acquires Data and Analytics Firm Q5 Division

King of Prussia, PA-based N2Growth, a global leadership and talent advisory firm focusing on human and organizational performance, has acquired an interest in Q5 Division, an Indiana-based predictive data and analytics firm. Q5, which was founded five years ago, has established a global reputation for unlocking hidden value and providing new consumer/market insights through intelligent

Witt/Kieffer Appoints CHRO

Witt/Kieffer Appoints CHRO

Executive recruitment firm Witt/Kieffer has appointed HR veteran Tiffany Morris as its chief human resources officer. As a member of the senior leadership team, Ms. Morris is charged with supporting the overall achievement of the firm’s goals and managing the life cycle of the employee experience. “We welcome Tiffany to the firm and are confident that her

What Motivates People to Switch Jobs

For recruiters and companies looking to hire and retain employees in a climate of low unemployment and an acute skills shortage, knowing why employees may entertain other job offers is critical. What appeals most to workers today? Better benefits (50 percent) and a flexible work environment (42 percent) were the top reasons, excluding money, that

Shelli Herman and Associates Seeks New Leader for Friends Observatory
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Shelli Herman and Associates Seeks New Leader for Friends of the Observatory

Shelli Herman and Associates has been retained to find the next executive director for the Friends of the Observatory (FOTO), which supports the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Camille Lombardo is retiring after 25 years with the non-profit group. Shelli Herman, president of the recruitment firm, is leading the search along with her associate, Krista Haley.

BoardWalk Consulting Places Executive Director Covenant House Georgia
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BoardWalk Consulting Places Executive Director at Covenant House Georgia

BoardWalk Consulting, an Atlanta-based executive recruitment firm, has placed Alieizoria Redd as the new executive director of Covenant House Georgia (CHG). She succeeds Allison Ashe, who led the organization since late 2009. “Alie Redd captivated the search committee’s attention the very first time we met her,” said board chair John Ridall, who also chaired the executive

FON Search Launches to Find Top Talent Family Offices

FON Search Launches to Find Top Talent for Family Offices

West Palm Beach, FL-based Family Office Networks has announced the launch of FON Search, an affiliate of the Quest Organization, as a new division dedicated to identifying and recruiting top-tier talent for family offices. “Family offices today are increasingly sophisticated and require specialized expertise to make the strategic decisions required to preserve their legacy, educate future

Quick Leonard Kieffer Adds New Managing Partners

Quick Leonard Kieffer Adds New Managing Partners

Executive search firm Quick Leonard Kieffer has expanded with the additions of Derek Castaneda, Mark Nelson and Stefan Werdegar as managing partners in Omaha, Minneapolis and Austin, respectively. Mr. Castaneda brings 11 years of recruitment experience to his role, most recently serving as the healthcare practice leader for a global executive search firm in Omaha. His focus has been


As Job Market Favors Candidates, Companies Must Adjust

Not that many years ago, national labor market conditions favored the employer. There were few good jobs, and many good candidates, so employers had little incentive to try very hard to hire top talent or to focus on the candidate experience. Post a good job, get dozens of great applicants, put them through your hiring

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Coulter Partners Lands CEO for George Health Technologies

Executive search firm Coulter Partners has placed Phil Offer as the new CEO of George Health Technologies. Based in Sydney, Australia, his primary focus will be to develop the company’s business growth strategy and commercial opportunities. “This was a truly global search for a truly global role and we developed multiple candidate relationships, in multiple time zones,”

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McCormack+Kristel Seeks CFO and Chief Program Officer for Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Executive search firm McCormack+Kristel has been retained by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) to lead in its search for a chief financial officer and a chief program officer. Managing partner Joseph McCormack and partner Michelle Kristel are leading both assignments. Founded in 1993, LAHSA is an independent public agency created by the city and county of

Cejka Executive Search Mark Madden

Cejka Executive Search Adds Search Services Leader

As the healthcare industry continues its transformation, talent management remains a high priority. The shortage of physicians and other clinicians is one matter. But healthcare organizations must also fill new and expanding leadership roles to carry out strategic initiatives in response to reform efforts, and whatever changes Congress may deliver. This has produced a high

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U.K. Names Cornerstone London a Preferred Partner for Sub-Saharan Africa

Many companies with global strategies have been looking to Africa recently as the new frontier for business.  Improved political environments, above average growth and the rich opportunities waiting in a continent that essentially has to start everything from scratch are raising considerable interest. Last week, the U.K. government formally appointed board and executive recruitment firm


Recruitment Efficiencies Already Flowing from AI and Automated Workflows

Companies are conducting fewer job interviews, but continue to see higher percentages of offers to candidates as well as hires, according to Jobvite’s latest “Recruiting Benchmark Report.” The percentage of interviews that resulted in offers grew from nearly 20 in 2016 to 28 in 2017. Offers-to-hires, meanwhile, went from 83 percent in 2016 to 90

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Greenwich Harbor Partners Filling Board Positions for Teach for America NY

Greenwich Harbor Partners has been enlisted by Teach for America – New York to recruit for multiple board positions. The firm recently filled the first board spot with the placement of Deborah Rosado Shaw as a director. The assignment was led by Carrie Pryor and Ted Pryor, managing directors of the Greenwich, Conn-based search firm. “Deborah

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JDG Associates Places CIO and CTO at Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

In the U.S., public sector pensions are offered by federal, state and local levels of government. They are available to most, but not all, public sector employees. The field has been about as robust for executive recruiters as any other related sector within financial services. Rockville, MD-headquartered executive search firm JDG Associates recently recruited Sean McCaffrey as chief investment officer and Vijay Desai as chief

Fiduciary Search Group Launched

Fiduciary Search Group Launched to Serve Wealth Management Industry

An array of new recruiting firms has been launching around the world in recent months. The latest: Wealth management industry veteran Michael Brody, along with KDS Strategic Search, announced the establishment of Fiduciary Search Group (FSG), a recruiting, placement and search firm offering a new model designed to provide fiduciary representation for premier wealth managers,

The Advocates Opens Office In Houston

[Denver-based executive search firm The Advocates has opened a new office in Houston and named Miriam McHenry to lead the new location. “It’s the perfect time to plant roots in the Houston market,” said Marcus Ollig, president and founder. “We have been strategically assisting our clients in Houston for some time and have forged many wonderful relationships there.” “Texas

PRAXI Alliance Adds New Member Firm In Turkey

Global search consortium PRAXI Alliance Worldwide Executive Search has added Istanbul-headquartered executive search firm Talent Smart as its newest member firm. The PRAXI Alliance global network now spans four continents, 21 countries and 58 offices worldwide. Talent Smart is a newcomer to executive recruiting, focused on growing its presence thanks to its strong position in assessment and development through

Six Secrets to Hiring Top Talent

As competition for talent intensifies this year, it is more important than ever for hiring managers to make precise and sound decisions when bringing new people onboard. A recent study by Jobvite outlines six ways for hiring managers and recruiters to better leverage their skills to recruit and retain talent in 2017. Here they are, along

Rosenzweig & Co. Places Ombudsman for Beer Store

[Rosenzweig & Co. has assisted The Beer Store (TBS) in the placement of Charles Dougall as Ontario’s first beer ombudsman. Founding partner, Jay Rosenzweig and David Stinson, director of research, led the search. The foreign-owned consortium, which operates more than 470 retail outlets throughout the Canadian province, said Mr. Dougall will mediate operational disputes between the

Jacksonville Jaguars Tap Korn Ferry for Head Coach

[Korn Ferry has been retained by the Jacksonville Jaguars to lead its search for a new head coach. Jed Hughes, the firm’s vice chairman and global sports sector leader, is leading the assignment. The Jaguars recently fired Gus Bradley with two games left in the season and replaced him on an interim basis with Doug Marrone, who

Bradley-Morris Acquires RecruitMilitary

Bradley-Morris, Inc. (BMI), a recruiting firm focused on the placement of military veterans, has acquired Loveland, OH-based RecruitMilitary (RM). Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined entity will be the largest military recruiting company in the U.S., offering employers access to more than one million military job seekers via services that include recruiting,

EMA Partners Opens New Office In London

[EMA Partners International, a global partnership of executive search professionals, has opened a new office in London with the additions of managing partners Alison Ryan and Phil Sharp, who combined bring more than 35 years of experience in executive search. Ms. Ryan has assisted organizations across market sectors identify executive talent for a range of functions, including finance, sales,

JBA Executive Recruitment Adds Broadcast Recruiting Specialist

U.K.-based search firm JBA Executive Recruitment has added broadcast and technology specialist Sally Wallington as a partner. Ms. Wallington has had more than 25 years of experience in the industry, having worked with both broadcasters and technology providers during her career. Previously, she served as vice president of sales and business development for the U.K. and Western Europe

The 10 Biggest Recruiting Assignments of 2016

As the year now draws to a close, it turns out that when we looked back through our archives 2016 was simply a remarkable year for first rate search assignments. Hunt Scanlon Media tracked hundreds of them. From CEO placements to those covering the bandwidth of the C-suite, our editorial team gleaned the best from every industry sector

Hunt Scanlon’s 10 Most Popular Recruiting Stories of 2016

As the most widely read single source of news and information in the human capital sector, Hunt Scanlon Media had quite a reputation to live up to this year. Our editorial, social media and brand development teams produced hundreds of stories in 2016 – all geared to our massive audience of CHROs, talent acquisition professionals

Hunt Scanlon’s 10 Most Important Recruiting Stories of 2016

Hunt Scanlon Media covered a lot of terrain in 2016 – and so picking our 10 most important stories will likely go down as the most difficult task our editorial team handled this year! Great comebacks, globalization, new assessment tools to review, new service offerings, Brexit, polls & surveys to analyze, talent pipelining, the influential

Hunt Scanlon’s 10 Best Interviews of 2016

If Hunt Scanlon Media has one best kept secret, it is the vast professional and tightly focused network that we communicate with every day, both on and off the grid. Hunt Scanlon provides daily market intelligence briefings and data analytics to an expanding universe of global talent acquisition leaders – 72 percent of them on

Hunt Scanlon’s Five Biggest Recruiting Deals of 2016

If this past year is any guide, the sector we have all come to call colloquially as the ‘headhunting’ industry will continue to morph into a nine-headed hydra, and then some. Recruiting, yes, is still a massive piece of the talent puzzle that executive recruiters assemble every day for clients ranging from sports teams and

2017 Talent Trend Predictions

Based on insights from recruitment experts around the globe, the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry shared its 2017 predictions for talent acquisition. The list reflects trends that have emerged during the past 12 months as well as those predicted to dominate during the coming year. According to Futurestep CEO Byrne Mulrooney, there is a common theme that ties

The Christopher Group Retained By Cal State Fullerton

[Executive search firm The Christopher Group has been selected by California State University, Fullerton to lead its search for a vice president of human resources, diversity and inclusion. Thomas Christopher, chief executive officer and managing partner, and Jeff Wilbanks, recruiting director, are leading the assignment. “We will be focusing on sourcing sitting HR heads, in large academic

Evolving Dynamics of Recruiting In Life Sciences

As the life sciences sector evolves, this specialized area of executive recruiting is changing as well. For Adam Bloom, president of The Stevenson Group, his expanding role as talent evaluator has elevated in importance due to shifting market forces that have resulted in heightened demand for executives with cross-industry and multi-functional expertise. In the following interview, Mr. Bloom describes the wide

Private Equity Concern Acquires Search Firm

Executive search firm Sonoma Consulting, Inc. has been acquired by Chicago-based private equity firm Highlands Ventures. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. With offices in Naperville, Chicago, Tyson’s Corner, and Hyderabad, India, Sonoma Consulting serves over 100 national and international companies. Its clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies globally. Its business is comprised of two divisions focused

Heidrick & Struggles Recruits CEO for Lands’ End

[Heidrick & Struggles has placed Jerome Griffith as chief executive officer of Lands’ End. After only two years on the job, Federica Marchionni has stepped down. The company considered both internal and external candidates. Lands’ End, which was spun off from Sears in 2014, tapped Ms. Marchionni to help transform the retailer into a global lifestyle brand.

Influencing Workplace Culture Through Employee Recognition

As employers look for ways to deal with the challenges of low employee retention and high turnover, a new survey released from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and social recognition solutions provider Globoforce shows more organizations are tying employee recognition efforts to their core values. According to SHRM’s survey, ‘Influencing Workplace Culture Though

Neumann Executive Search In Hunt for Chief Diversity Officer

[Neumann Executive Search Partners has been retained by Ithaca College to lead in a national search for a chief inclusion and diversity officer. Vice president Tom Phillips and principal Beth Schaefer are leading the assignment for the recruitment firm. Ithaca’s search committee will be chaired by Dr. Brian Dickens, who’s currently vice president of human resources. Campus visits

Huntbridge Recruits CEO for MIBOR REALTOR Association

[Washington, D.C.-headquartered executive search firm Huntbridge, Inc. has placed Shelley Specchio as chief executive officer of the MIBOR REALTOR Association. She will succeed Steve Sullivan, who is retiring at the beginning of 2017 after 26 years. “The nationwide search for our new CEO presented us with many excellent candidates, and the decision was not easy,” said Roger Lundy,

DHR International Expands Financial Services Practice

[Executive search firm DHR International has added Janice Abert as a partner in its financial services practice group. She will be based in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Abert specializes in placing distribution professionals and brings more than 20 years of executive recruiting experience in asset management sales and marketing to the firm. In joining DHR, Ms.

Amrop Adds Five Recruiters

[Amrop, a partnership of recruiting firms operating from 76 offices in 54 countries throughout Asia, EMEA, and the Americas, has expanded its staff with the addition of five new recruiters to its global team of search consultants. Jan Derk Bauerman has been named principal and head of the firm’s real estate practice in Germany. He has

Workers Looking to Ring In New Year With New Careers

As the New Year approaches, organizations can expect their employees to be weighing options for a career change. According to the latest WorkSphere survey from Spherion, New Year’s resolutions for 62 percent of American workers includes making a professional change, and while this can include things like overall performance improvement, learning a new professional skill, negotiating a

Reffett Associates Recruits VP of HR for the Seattle Mariners

[Executive search firm Reffett Associates continues to work with the Seattle Mariners to fill executive roles. This time it has placed Lisa Winsby as the club’s new vice president of human resources. She succeeds Marianne Short, who has announced her retirement. Seattle-based managing director, Marshall Reffett, led the search with assistance from Angel Rodriguez, a managing director in Dallas. The

Hobson Leavy Leading Earthquake Commission CEO Search

[Executive search firm Hobson Leavy has been retained by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) to lead its search for a new chief executive officer. Ian Simpson announced he will be stepping down from the role at the end of the year to take on the CEO role at GNS Science. Search firm founder and partner Stephen Leavy and associate partner Jo Baxter

upLIFT HR Launches In New York

Executive search firm upLIFT HR has been launched in New York by veteran human resources executive Talia Salvati. The firm was created to partner with small and large scale companies holistically to create, structure and recruit its HR teams. It works with purpose-driven companies to find dynamic and nimble HR leaders who can drive their company’s vision and

Locum Leaders Names President

[AMN Healthcare Services, a provider of healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services, has appointed healthcare recruiting veteran Bonnie Britton as president of its interim search specialist Locum Leaders. Ms. Britton brings a background in leadership and business development, including more than 15 years related to healthcare recruiting. Her management experience across healthcare, marketing, advertising and IT

Assessment Tools to Play Bigger Role In Hiring

Managers today estimate that one-in-five employees should not have been hired, according to a new study by CEB, a best practice insight and technology company. This may be because applicants didn’t meet basic requirements (65 percent won’t), the cultural fit with the organization wasn’t there or the hiring manager lacked the evidence-based tools to make a good decision. Fortunately,

AGB Search Taps Ohio University President to Serve As Its CEO

[Outgoing Ohio University president Roderick J. McDavis has stepped down from his post to become chief executive officer of AGB Search. As the university’s first African American president and only the second alumnus to lead the Ohio University in the institution’s 212-year history, Dr. McDavis has been a tireless ambassador. His contributions to higher education include

Egon Zehnder Leading CEO Search for National Stock Exchange of India

[Egon Zehnder has been tapped by the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) to lead its search for a new managing director and chief executive officer. Current CEO Chitra Ramkrishna recently resigned due to personal reasons. NSE is looking to fill up the post by February and will not launch its planned initial public offering until the

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